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inquistitor Apr 18, 2008
Enigma...at least she is doing something, unlike the generally apathetic american population that stands by and says "gosh someone should do something about it".
enigma1469 Apr 18, 2008
who really cares? oh wait she does. Wow!
I bet she is going to frre Tibet by herself.
charlesboyer Apr 18, 2008
GetaLIFE is right and cheers to this young woman for advancing the cause of peace.
wrx44 Apr 18, 2008
China is a communist state that crushes freedom...period. There is no debate on that. The government is all powerful.
GetaLIFE....yeah, the tanks spared that one guy, but they ran over many more in Tiannamen square.
Tibet should be free...and China should be recognized for what it is, and that is a totalitarian communist state where freedom of speech and religion do not exist.
Dark_Horse Apr 18, 2008
China will take over this country without firing one bullet.
We hate communist Cuba but fall all over ourselves to take money from communist China? Doesnt make sense.
GetaLIFE Apr 18, 2008
ridgerunner, you need to restudy history. The first tank finally cut it's motor off when the guy would not move and the guy climbs on the tank to say something to the driver and then gets down and disappears into the crowd. Go to this link and scroll down to June 5.
Yes, you stand corrected.
MadBiker Apr 18, 2008
I think shes both corageous and foolish at the same time. Didn't it occur to her that her comments could place her family back home in China in peril??
likemenow Apr 18, 2008
She should be portayed as a hero to the cause of peace.
ridgerunner Apr 18, 2008
Dukemoney you should study history, the guy in front of the tank was run over. so much for Chinese civil rights.
thinkfirsttypelater Apr 18, 2008
At least the posters from China haven't found this article yet. The article in the Duke Chronicle had over 500 comments, mostly hateful and in broken english from overseas. It was quite a spectacle...
anneonymousone Apr 18, 2008
I'm with those who want to find a way to support her family. I hope they're safe---and as full of admiration for her actions as I am.
In a world that wants to boil things down to "either/or" thinking, in which problems and solutions are seen too simplistically, it takes a good mind and stout heart to use "both/and" thinking, to recognize that there are many sides to situations and that life is more complex than others may realize.
More power to you, Grace Wang!
davido Apr 18, 2008
People like this give hope to us all.
discowhale Apr 18, 2008
There is a Pro-China contingent at Duke?
I would never thought that there were actual Communists at Duke, other than the faculty I mean.
whatelseisnew Apr 18, 2008
So perhaps people will begin to wake up to the intolerance and hate mongering from the left. Probably not, but perhaps.
DukeMoney Apr 18, 2008
When a young woman and her family get treated like this simply because she tries to find middle ground between two groups with opposing views, it makes me wonder what the Chinese did to the guy who stood in front of the tank! I am not too impressed with China and its chauvinistic supporters here in the U.S. The humble Tibetans seem to be exposing their true nature.
findoutthefacts Apr 18, 2008
I'm with Geosnake on this one....if you really want to make a difference with something, how about physically get involved...as in a food drive, delivering meals, volunteering somewhere, etc.
It amazes me how people think that discussions and protests and rallies are doing anything to physically help the situation.
I'm sure there are lots of "discussions and debates" between drunks in a bar. How socially relevant is that or how much is that helping solve a problem?
Less Talky...more action
4tarheels Apr 18, 2008
GeoSnake...This is part of higher education. To express your thoughts and views, to see the reaction of others, this happens everyday in the real world.
mep Apr 18, 2008
China no doubt has a ruthless hold over all its people. Its human rights record is appauling. WHY we here in America support this country in so many ways is beyond me. Now I work with several from China, and their views on Tibet and the Buddist monks is far different than what we see in the media. Of course, China's state run media manipulates stories just like our own media does, so its hard to say which represents more of the truth. My Chinese friends indicate that there never really was an independant Tibet, and that the monks have been attempting to establish their own rule over the local people for some time. Kinda like Iowa being taken over and ruled by the Babtists. And I get the indication they are not all non-violent monks with a peaceful agenda. So who is to say what we see and read is the whole story. I still feel sadness regarding the violence, and do not ignore China's repressive nature. Like the Soviet Union, I figure communist rule in China will not last.
Mom of two Apr 18, 2008
She means well. It is a shame what is happening to her family. They will be in my prayers.
jse830fcnawa030klgmvnnaw+ Apr 18, 2008
I agree Piglet. If there is a fund drive to help her family rebuild from the vandalism and trauma, I will contribute. I hope others will too.
Piglet Apr 18, 2008
This story is far more important that the previous "jocks and strippers" major story from Duke. I hope it receives more media coverage. This goes to the heart of core American values of political freedom and free speech. This highlights the oppressive, brutal government Chinese government and their loyal party members who are living and working in the US.
Oh, and not only has her family gone into hiding, but their home in China was vandalized and is under surveillance.
jse830fcnawa030klgmvnnaw+ Apr 18, 2008
GeoSnake, remember the '60s? This is part of learning IMHO.
I recommend the Duke student to fight fire with fire ... post on YouTube a detailed explanation and commentary on the protest and her role. Say it in Chinese with English subtitles. State also how negative the e-mail attacks have been and how these "attackers" are trying to derail the peaceful settlement of the issue at hand. Then let the media carry the message for her.
Going into hiding will show that the attackers have won and they will not let go. Got to be aggressive on the Internet to squelch mob mentality.
GeoSnake Apr 18, 2008
I thought students at major universities were there to learn. Why is it every time we turn around, some Duke student or UNC student is wrapped up in something that has nothing to do with their education. I commend the young ladies attempt for a peaceful gathering but it seems that all some schools ever do is protest, march, or gather for purposes other than learning.
Adelinthe Apr 18, 2008
"The mentality that "if you are not for us you are against us" is an old one and needs to be forgotten."
AMEN, AND AMEN!!!
And those who are insecure in their faith who spout hatred need to search for themselves to find the true truths.
For unless one's faith is seated in unconditional love for all, it is a sham.
"We are all spirits...with physical bodies." -RB
methinks Apr 18, 2008
The mentality that "if you are not for us you are against us" is an old one and needs to be forgotten. This young lady shows that she is a very mature and diverse individual and even though her family is in hiding, I hope they are very proud of her. More people should think like this.
alwaysCool Apr 18, 2008
I commend this young woman for the peace she tried to obtained. Its so sad that someone would stoop so low and become a bully like a child in school. To post her personal information and put her family at risk! I hope the individual/group is caught.
happymom Apr 17, 2008
It sounds like all she was trying to do was be a peacemaker. What a horrible way to treat someone who was trying to do the right thing.
ice cream Apr 17, 2008
Terrible!!!! I hope her family finds protection. What a sad situation for someone who was right on target - human rights.
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2015-01-14 14:37:58